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FINAT European Label Forum – Label and recycling awards ceremony 2017

The objects of desire: The FINAT label and recycling awards (Source: G&K TechMedia)

GERMANY • The unchallenged highlight of the first day of this year’s European Label Forum (ELF) in Berlin was the FINAT label and recycling awards 2017 celebrations. Moderated as usual in its special warm and charming way, Tony White presented the 37th edition of the association’s annual label competition and the 4th edition of the recycling awards. The occasion also marked the release of the FINAT Yearbook 2017, containing an overview of the winners as well as a detailed account of activities, programmes and a register of members.

During a meeting in The Hague in April 2017, The jury, consisting of Tony White (Chairman), Steve Wood, Z. Murat Sipahioglu and Michael Scherhag, editor of sister magazine Etiketten-Labels, took the chance to select the best of the altogether 280 global entries for the respective groups and categories.

The 2017 group winners are:

Group A (marketing/end-uses and “Best in show”): Royston Labels – Paul Clayton

Group B (printing processes): Marzek Etiketten – Alexander Scheller-Scharau

Group C (non-adhesive applications): IPE Innovaciones: Francesc Egea

Group D (Innovation and electronic printing): Schreiner Group – Helmut Schreiner

Group E: digital printing: Carini – Georg Blum

Special Award 1: Source Labels – Tim Lowe

Special Award 2: Omnipack – Andreas Böhm

More information about the FINAT ELF event in Berlin will be published later at the NarrowWebTech portal. Stay tuned!


Armin Karl Geiger

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